Have you seen the movie Anne of Green Gables? Anne longs to have a friend that is her kindred-spirit, and finds Diana. I long for that as well. A friend who knows what is in your heart without having to ask. I only really have 1 friend from high school that I keep up with, and 1 from college. But due to busy schedules and not living close. I rarely see either. My sisters are quite busy with their own families now to talk and get together very often. I started praying for God to place a woman or two in my life that I could share in life’s little moments with. Someone to call and complain about my day with. Someone to sit with on a summer night and drink a glass of wine while talking.
God answered my prayer this summer in several ways. He has brought a few new relationships into my life that have been a huge blessing. Some have kids near my kids ages. Some are old acquaintances that have reached out and made effort to reconnect.
I still think making friends at my age is harder than it was and is at Joy’s age. That girl makes new best friends everywhere we go. Why is that? We have more life experiences to share. But 5 year olds have such an innocence. An ease about meeting new people.
I feel as if I have been delivered from some of the sadness I felt at not having dear friends. God is moving for me; even in what seems like something little, friendships.